My Cosplaying Days

Me as Shrinking Violet

Here’s an embarassing blast from my past: the one time I went in costume to a convention. Chicago, 1997, as part of a group dressed as the Legion of Super-Heroes.

I’m not in all of the group shots because that also happened to be the year I was appearing at the show as part of DC’s staff. (I was their webmaster at the time.) As a result, I could only sneak away to dress up for a short time.

A very talented craftsman named Leman Yuen made most of the outfits, including mine. He’s the one playing Gates, the bug creature. I was very impressed by how he made such a non-human character work as an outfit. Saturn Girl Sidne helped organize it, if I remember correctly, and my predecessor in my DC job, Mike Leib, was also part of the gang as Ultra Boy.

6 Responses to “My Cosplaying Days”

  1. David Oakes Says:

    Ah, those were the days…

    Someone needs to get the old gang back together. Tenth anniversary, the new Legion Reboot, and an upcoming cartoon. You’d make a great Atom Girl…

  2. James Schee Says:

    Gosh, he did a really good job on getting just the right fit. Not too tight looking nor very loose fitting looking.

  3. Lyle Says:

    In the “small world” department, I know the guy in the Star Boy costume. Ah, memories.

  4. Scott Hassler Says:

    id like to meet saturn girl ;)

  5. Leman Yuen Says:

    Hi Johanna, You never know what you’ll find when you google your own name. :) Never thought about doing an anniversary get together. Could be fun.

  6. Claire Says:

    Haha.. I’m going to the next comic/anime convention I go to dressed as toon!bouncing boy. So.. hah.




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